8 Easy Chicken Lunch Box Ideas That Are Perfect For Kids
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Summer is here, and the loss of appetite is obvious for many people across all age groups. However, people cannot miss out on having healthy and nutritious food. Besides, parents should look at the preferences of kids to strike the right balance between nutrition, taste, and convenience.  

Summer vacation has still not started, and parents are wondering what to provide the kids in the lunch box. Opt for something interesting and delicious that they like. For instance, a lot of healthy, nutritious, and tasty dishes can be made from chicken for their lunch box. Even when you’re running out of time, with simple recipes you can meet the nutritional needs of your children. Parents can plan chicken dishes that are not only delicious but also nutritious and easy to eat.  

Here are some easy chicken lunch box recipes that will revive kids' appetites and will ask for more.   

  • Chicken Sandwich  

This is a simple, satisfying dish and the perfect lunch box dish for kids. Chicken sandwiches are considered lunch box staples and are loved by most children. To prepare this, shred cooked chicken and mix it with mayonnaise, mustard and chopped coriander leaves for a creamy filling. Now layer the filling between slices of whole wheat bread along with lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Your chicken sandwich will be ready within minutes.  

  • Chicken And Veggie Pasta  

Pasta is always a crowd-pleaser and when combined with chicken and vegetables, nothing can beat its nutritional value. This is an optimum healthy lunch box option for kids. First, you need to cook the pasta according to the package instructions and then toss it with sauteed chicken, bell peppers, broccoli, and creamy tomato puree. Pack it in an aluminium foil to keep it warm until lunchtime.  

  • Chicken Tikka Wrap  

If you want to make a twist to your traditional Indian dish, then chicken tikka wrap is the one for you. All you need to do is grill or roast the marinated chicken pieces to perfection and then wrap them in soft roti along with lettuce, diced tomatoes, and a dollop of yoghurt sauce. These wraps are portable and are easy to eat. They are packed with protein, making an ideal lunch box dish for busy school days.   

  • Chicken Curry With Chapati  

This is a fulfilling and comforting option and has evolved as a favourite lunch box dish among kids, over time. Prepare the homemade chicken curry as you do and pair it with chapati. Make sure to pack the curry in a leak-proof container and coat the chapati with ghee for a delicious lunch option. It is an easy eat-on-the-go option.  

  • Chicken Fried Rice  

Chicken fried rice is a fusion of Indian and Chinese flavours and is a kid-friendly dish that is perfect for lunch boxes. Here the cooked rice is stir-fried along with diced chicken, colourful vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, peas, and scrambled eggs for added protein. Pack the chicken fried rice in a thermos to keep it warm till lunchtime.  

  • Chicken Kathi Roll

This is a famous street food in India and is loved by kids as well as adults. However, to make it a lunch box option, tender chicken pieces are marinated and grilled and are then wrapped inside flaky paratha along with onion, bell peppers, and a hint of lemon juice and are seasoned with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of mint chutney. These rolls are convenient to eat and are packed with flavours.  

  • Chicken Pulao  

A lighter alternative to biryani, chicken pulao is a one-pot dish that is perfect for lunch boxes. To make this, chicken pieces are cooked with aromatic spices, basmati rice, and a whole lot of vegetables like carrots, peas, and potatoes. This delicious and wholesome meal is packed with a side of cucumber raita and papad.  

  • Chicken Cutlets  

This crispy and savoury snack is an all-time favourite among kids. Here the ground chicken is mixed with mashed potatoes, aromatic spices, and fresh herbs and is then shaped into patties, coated with breadcrumbs, and shallow fried until golden brown and crispy. Pack them in the lunch box with a side of ketchup or mint chutney for a perfect afternoon treat.